Alien flat-pack stool

Laser cut plywood stool
We’ve been getting a lot of social media interest in our laser cut plywood flat-pack stool so we thought we’d repost about them.

Our Alien stool is designed for efficient use of materials; ten Aliens come from one standard sheet of plywood. This is achieved by the careful geometry of the ‘nested’ parts—leg sections sit side by side inverted, and the seat parts from inside the legs; all the joints are laser cut too.

This careful geometry has a pleasing resonance in the assembled form, but the important thing is there is very little waste in production. Ply is efficient in itself as it converts more of the log to usable timber than sawing for boards. Aliens are made from E0 plywood (lowest formaldehyde emissions) QLD plantation Hoop Pine (Northern Australian native).

Due to the nesting Aliens can be flat packed for transport or storage. Alien is: strong, practical, efficient, durable, and fun. It’s about bums-on-seats with less materials, less waste.

This is the 4th incarnation of our Alien, each time we’ve fine-tuned the design but this time we are highlighting  the nesting and efficient process of laser-cutting by making a feature of the burnt edge. This sits well with the simplicity of the design, and the process that results in a great little stool.

We tend to do them in batches to order so generally don’t carry them in stock or on our online store but email if you are interested. Our Aliens in the natural wax finish pictured are $130 each and 410mm high.

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